February 2016 Issue

Featured Physician: Aimee Armstrong, MD
Director of Cardiac Catheterization & Interventional Therapies at Nationwide Children’s.

New ID Badge System
The hospital has begun use of a color-coded ID badge system. If you have not done so, please make arrangements to get your new badge cover.

Code Violet
Code Violet is the hospital’s response to violent and/or combative persons when they pose a threat to self and/or others. Learn when and how to activate a Code Violet.

Optimal Hand-Off Communication Prevents Adverse Events
Follow hand-off communication best practices to help reduce errors when patients transition care.

Warning Signs of Heroin Use
Ohio has a prescription drug abuse and heroin problem. Learn how you as the healthcare provider can recognize heroin use in a patient or patient family member.

Featured Clinic: Teen and Pregnant
Nationwide Children’s Teen and Pregnant Clinic (TaP) provides prenatal care for young women up to the age of 21 and a half and recently completed a significant expansion.

News You Can Use
New program helps students learn the real world of science. Research Building III receives LEED Gold Certification.

Innovation and Discovery
Updates from The Research Institute including predicting the efficacy of immune-based therapies for tumors; CF grant to study cell therapy; and DMD mouse model could provide big payoff.

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Updates
Read about the actions were taken at the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meeting in January.

Positive Comment
From patient families

Awards and Recognition
Nominate a peer for a 2016 Physician Recognition Award; the 2015 Dr. John Shultz Quality Award recipient.

Medical Staff Events, Grand Rounds and Conferences
Read about upcoming events.

Additional Resources
Check out the inserts from this issue including our New Physician Announcement and recent Research Funding Report.

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